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Nigerians will soon stone senators – ASUU President

ABEOKUTA – The National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has said Nigerians will soon begin to stone Senators who have remained insensitive to the plights of Nigerians, feeding fat on the taxes collected from hardworking Nigerians. Ogunyemi stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after ASUU’s National Executive Council meeting held in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state. In his words; ”They move about in armoured cars at a time when those who suffered in the rain and sun to put them in office are languishing in abject poverty. “They are insensitive to the point that they are telling us they want to buy [Read]

BREAKING: ASUU Finally Calls-off Three – Month Old Strike, Reach Agreement With FG [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its nationwide industrial action. National President of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this on Thursday during a press briefing at the Nigeria Labour Congress complex in Abuja. The striking lecturers took the decision after a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige. The meeting came hours before Professor Ogunyemi announced the decision of ASUU to suspend the strike. It had in attendance leaders of the union and government representatives such as the [Read]

Strike: ASUU denies receiving N163bn from FG [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday denied receiving the sum of N 163bn from government in a bid to suspend the three -month -old strike. In a statement titled, ‘Re: N163bn released to ASUU: Putting the record straight,’ signed by the Ibadan zonal coordinator of the union, Dr Ade Adejumo , the union, said, “Once again , the attention of our union has been drawn to another piece of misinformation which gives the impression that ASUU collects money from government. “For umpteenth time , let it be known that our union is a patriotic organisation whose activities are driven by principled conviction [Read]

ASUU Strike: FG approves over N35.4bn, to resume talks on Thursday, Strike May be Called-Off Next Week [READ MORE]

  ABUJA – Barring any last minutes change, academic activities may resume in public universities next week, as Federal Government has approved over N35.4 billion for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a resolution reached Monday night between the Federal Government and the leadership of ASUU at the Conference Hall, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Abuja, the government announced that Federal Ministry of Finance and Accountant General of the Federation have confirmed payment of N15.389.940,335.71 billion to accommodate payment of shortfall in all institutions that are Presidential Initiative of Continuous Audit, PICA varied. The Minister of Labour and Employment who disclosed this at the end of the [Read]

ASUU Vows to Continue With Ongoing Strike [READ MORE]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday in Lagos vowed to continue the ongoing six weeks strike that has grounded the public universities. Speaking at a press briefing held at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, its national President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi lamented that the Federal Government was not serious with the negotiations it had between the Union and the Federal Government representatives. He urged the Federal government to demonstrate serious commitment to implementing the spirit and letters of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement as well as the resulting 2013 MOU and 2017 Memorandum of understanding. Buhari Urges ASUU To End Strike He said: “The Federal Government should demonstrate serious commitment [Read]

ASUP Threatens Nationwide Indefinite Strike, says “No going back” [READ MORE]

  The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Tuesday again re-echoed its resolve to embark on a nationwide planned industrial action due to Federal Government’s continued failure to honour agreements signed with the union. The Union said there was no going back on its planned indefinite strike beginning on December 12 in all the nation’s polytechnics.   Mr Usman Dutse, the National President of the union made the declaration in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that Dutse said that the strike became necessary following the failure of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 and 2017 agreements reached with [Read]

BREAKING: Again, FG-ASUU Meeting DEADLOCK, Strikes Continues [READ MORE]

  John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that for the umpteenth time, the meeting between representatives of the Federal Government and Officials of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has again ended in deadlock. This translates to the fact that the over five weeks strike embarked upon by the Academic Union would continue until their demands are fully implemented by the federal government. ASUU rising from an emergency meeting held some weeks back in Ondo state embarked on a full scale nationwide industrial action to press home their demands for improvements and revampment in facilities in some of the nation’s institutions [Read]

Nigerian Govt’s No-Work-No-Pay Threat Against ASUU Is ‘Boko-Haramic’, Says Student Group

The Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo Liberal Attacks (ANSA) has said the Federal Government’s threat of ‘No Work, No Pay’ against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike is the “highest form of insensitivity and irresponsibility”. This was contained in a statement by the organisation on Saturday, in which it accused the Federal Government of “destroying public tertiary education in Nigeria”. ASUU had commenced an indefinite strike on November 4, 2018 to demand proper funding of Nigerian universities. However, a memo dated Thursday, November 29, 2018 sent by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to University Vice Chancellors had noted that the Federal Government would enforce the ‘No Work, [Read]

2019: NANS declare Showdown with Buhari over Continued ASUU strike – READ MORE

  The National Association of Nigeria students, NANS has threatened to thwart President Mohammadu Buhari’s bid for second tenure at the forthcoming general elections. The association also vowed not to let federal government rest until it listens to Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Comrade Adeyemi Azeez said this during a protest by students from various universities across the nation in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday. Armed with different placards, the students who proceeded from the Nigeria Labour Congress secretariat to Ibara pedestrian bridge and stopped at Nigerian Union of Journalists threatened that “We are going to show you road through our vote to Daura, if after today’s nation wide [Read]

FG’s promises are cheap, says ASUU – READ MORE

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described the Federal Government’s promises as cheap, saying its members would not be swayed by them. ASUU President Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi said this during an interview on a Lagos-based national television programme yesterday. “We have concluded that promises from the government are very cheap. We are not bothered about what promises the government makes now,” he said. Ogunyemi’s comments came less than 24 hours after the union commenced an industrial action as a result of their grievances with the Federal Government. According to ASUU, the decision to direct its members across the country to down tools on Sunday was because of poor [Read]

BREAKING: ASUU embarks on Indefinite strike With immediate effect – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has announced the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike with immediate effect. The decision and directive was announced at the end of an emergency meeting on Sunday night at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo State capital. Briefing newsmen after the closed door meeting, ASUU president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said the strike will be total and commence with immediate effect. READ ALSO: BREAKING: NLC, TUC Shun Meeting With FG Over New Minimum Wage – READ MORE He listed the reasons for their action to include: 1. Failure on the [Read]